• Career Recruit Firefighter Class #257

    Career Recruit Firefighter Class #257

    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class # 257 graduated on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 33 graduates, three women and 30 men, represent the 20 fire departments of: Arlington, Auburn, Bourne, Chelsea, Clinton, Cohasset, Falmouth, Hingham, Hyannis, Leominster, Lexington, Milton, Plainville, Randolph, Taunton, Waltham, Westborough, Westminster, Weymouth and Yarmouth. The guest speaker was Everett Fire Lieutenant Gary Ostler, a member of the federal Urban Search and Rescue Team that responded to Houston after Hurricane Harvey.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #S05

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    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #S05 graduated on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, 100 Grochmal Road, Springfield, MA. The 21 graduates, all men, represent the ten fire departments of Agawam, Amherst, Belchertown, Charlton, Easthampton, Holyoke, Longmeadow, Springfield, West Springfield, and Westfield. The guest speaker was Holyoke Fire Lieutenant Philip Kraus.

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  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class # 256

    Career Recruit Firefighter Class # 256

    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class # 256 graduated on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 33 graduates, all men, represent the 23 fire departments of: Ashland, Bedford, Clinton, Easton, Fitchburg, Franklin, Gardner, Groton, Hanover, Haverhill, Hudson, Lawrence, Lynnfield, Melrose, North Attleboro, Northborough, Sandwich, Scituate, Sudbury, Uxbridge, Weston, Wilmington and Woburn. Retired Lincoln Fire Chief Richard Goddard was the guest speaker.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #255

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    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #255 graduated on Friday, July 14, 2017 in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services’ Stow Campus. The 36 graduates, 34 men and two women, represent the 19 fire departments of: Burlington, Cambridge, Falmouth, Framingham, Franklin, Leominster, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Natick, Needham, New Bedford, Newton, Norfolk, Sandwich, Somerville, Sudbury, Tewksbury, Whitman, and Yarmouth. Retired Leominster Fire Chief Alfred LeBlanc was the guest speaker.
  • Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #65

    Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #65

    On June 26, 2017, Class #65 of the Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training program graduated having completed 230 hours of training on nights and weekends. The 36 graduates, 34 men and two women, represent the 23 fire departments of: Ayer, Barre, Berkley, Boylston, Carlisle, Dover, Groton, Holden, Lancaster, Littleton, Medway, Middleton, Millbury, Northborough, Princeton, Sherborn, Shirley, Spencer, Stow, Sutton, Tyngsborough, Webster, and West Brookfield. The ceremony took place at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA.

  • Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #64

    Recruit Class #64

    On June 22, 2017, Class #64 of the Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training program graduated having completed 240 hours of training on nights and weekends. The 35 graduates, two women and 33 men, represent the 15 fire departments of: Acushnet, Berkley, Dartmouth District #2, Dartmouth District #3, Fairhaven, Freetown, Lakeville, Marion, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Raynham, Rehoboth, Rochester, Swansea, and Westport. The ceremony took place at the Matthew Kuss Middle School, 52 Globe Mills Avenue, Fall River.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #S04

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    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #S04 graduated on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, Springfield campus. The graduates represent the eight fire departments of: Chicopee, Easthampton, Greenfield, Ludlow, Northampton, Springfield, West Springfield, and Westfield. The guest speaker was Greenfield Fire Chief Robert Strahan.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #254

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    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #254 graduated on Monday, June 5, 2017 in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The graduates represent the 16 fire departments of: Attleboro, Belmont, Boxborough, Bridgewater, Burlington, Cohasset, Dracut, Hanson, Harwich, Lincoln, Natick, Revere, Sandwich, Sharon, Shrewsbury, and Taunton. The guest speaker was Bridgewater Firefighter/Paramedic Richard Smith, a graduate of Recruit Class 162, whose life was saved by one of the graduates of Recruit Class #254.

  • 24 Fire & Police Graduate Advanced Fire Investigation Course

    24 Fire & Police Graduate Advanced Fire Investigation Course

    State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Deputy Director Joseph Klucznik are pleased to announce 24 public safety officials completed the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s six-day Advanced Fire Investigation course on Wednesday, April 30, 2017. They represent these agencies: Boston Fire Department, Boston Police Department, Bridgewater Fire Department, Danvers Fire Department, Dudley Fire Department, Gardner Fire Department, Gardner Police Department, Hudson Fire Department, Hudson Police Department, Marlborough Fire Department, Massachusetts State Police, Methuen Fire Department, Newton Fire Department, Swampscott Fire Department, Watertown Fire Department, Watertown Police Department, Webster Fire Department, Worcester Fire Department, and the Worcester Police Department.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #253

    Career Recruit Firefighter Class 253

    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #253 graduated on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The graduates represent the 19 fire departments of: Acton, Beverly, Bourne, Braintree, Easton, Gardner, Lexington, Lynnfield, Medford, Melrose, Methuen, North Andover, Raynham, Saugus, Shrewsbury, Somerville, Stoneham, Waltham, and Yarmouth. The guest speaker was Undersecretary for Homeland Security Patrick McMurray who oversees the Department of Fire Services.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #252

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    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #252 graduated on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 33 graduates, 32 men and one woman, represent the 14 fire departments of: Acton, Attleboro, Charlton, East Bridgewater, Gardner, Gloucester, Lakeville, Needham, North Reading, Salem, Taunton, Waltham, Walpole, and Weston. The guest speaker was Gardner Fire Chief Richard Ares.

  • Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #63

    Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #63

    On March 6, 2017, Class #63 of the Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training program graduated having completed 240 hours of training on nights and weekends. The graduates, 30 men and eight women, represent the 15 fire departments of: Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Ipswich, Lynnfield, Manchester, Merrimac, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Tyngsborough, Wenham, and West Newbury. The ceremony took place at 7 p.m. at the Pentucket Regional Middle School, 20 Main St., Groveland, MA.

  • Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #62

    Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #62

    On March 1, 2017, Class #62 of the Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training program graduated having completed 240 hours of training on nights and weekends. The 28 graduates, 25 men and three women, represent the 21 fire departments of: Ashby, Auburn, Berlin, Boylston, Charlton, Douglas, Dudley, Harvard, Holden, Mendon, Millbury, Monson, New Braintree, Paxton, Princeton, Spencer, Sturbridge, Sutton, Templeton, Uxbridge, and West Boylston. The ceremony took place at 7 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services’ Stow campus, 1 State Road, Stow, MA.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #251

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    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #251 graduated on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 35 graduates, all men, represent the 16 fire departments of: Canton, Dracut, Gardner, Gloucester, Harwich, Lakeville, Methuen, Natick, Peabody, Randolph, Seekonk, Stoneham, West Barnstable, Westminster, Woburn, and Yarmouth. The guest speaker was Fall River Fire Lieutenant Paul Machado.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #250

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    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #250 graduated on Friday, December 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The graduates represent the 20 fire departments of: Boxford, Devens, East Bridgewater, Everett, Falmouth, Hanson, Harwich, Holden, Hopkinton, Lakeville, Medford, Methuen, Newton, Norwood, Salem, Seekonk, Westwood, Weymouth, Winthrop and Woburn. The keynote speaker was Medford Fire Chief Frank Giliberti, Jr.

  • 64 Fire & Police Graduate Basic Fire Investigation Course

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    State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Deputy Director Joseph Klucznik are pleased to announce that 64 public safety officers completed the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s six-day Advanced Fire Investigation course on November 18, 2016. The 64 graduates, including 39 firefighters, 21 local police officers, three Massachusetts State Police officers, and one DFS code compliance officer, represent the following 57 agencies: Arlington Fire Department, Beverly Fire Department, Boston Fire Department, Boston Police Department, Braintree Fire Department, Bridgewater Fire Department, Bridgewater Police Department, Brockton Police Department, Canton Fire Department, Danvers Fire Department, Department of Fire Services, Dudley Fire Department, Easton Fire & Rescue Department, Easton Police Department, Everett Fire Department, Fall River Fire Department, Fall River Police Department, Gardner Fire Department, Gardner Police Department, Hingham Fire Department, Holyoke Police Department, Hopkinton Fire Department, Hopkinton Police Department, Hudson Fire Department, Hudson Police Department, Kingston Fire Department, Kingston Police Department, Lawrence Fire Department, Lexington Police Department, Longmeadow Fire Department, Marlborough Fire Department, Mass State Police, Methuen Fire Department, Methuen Police Department, New Bedford Fire Department, Newton Fire Department, Newton Police Department, North Andover Fire Department, North Andover Police Department, Reading Fire Department, Reading Police Department, Saugus Fire Department, Swampscott Fire Department, Watertown Fire Department, Watertown Police Department, Webster Fire Department, West Newbury Fire Department, Westborough Fire Department, Westborough Police Department, Westfield Fire Department, Woburn Fire Department, Woburn Police Department, Worcester Fire Department, and Worcester Police Department.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #S03

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    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #S03 graduated on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, 100 Grochmal Road, Springfield, MA. The 21 graduates, all men, represent the 11 fire departments of: Amherst, Chicopee, Easthampton, Longmeadow, Northampton, Palmer, Springfield, Turners Falls, Ware, West Springfield, and Westfield. The guest speaker was Palmer Fire Chief Alan Roy.

  • Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #61

    Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #61

    On November 9, 2016, Class #61 of the Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training program graduated having completed 240 hours of training on nights and weekends. The 35 graduates, 33 men and two women, represent the 24 fire departments of: Ashburnham, Athol, Ayer, Bolton, Boylston, Dover, Harvard, Hubbardston, Leicester, Lynnfield, Medway, Middleton, Millbury, Oxford, Paxton, Pepperell, Princeton, Southborough, Sterling, Sutton, Templeton, Webster, Weston, and Winchendon. The ceremony took place at the Department of Fire Services Stow campus, One State Road, Stow, MA.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #249

    Career Recruit Firefighter Class #249

    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #249 graduated on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The graduates represent the 12 fire departments of: Everett, Framingham, Hopkinton, Lexington, Lowell, Northborough, Peabody, Plainville, Reading, Westminster, Weymouth and Woburn. The keynote speaker was Westminster Fire Chief Kevin D. Nivala.

  • 18 Fire & Police Graduate Advanced Fire Investigation Course

    18 Fire & Police Graduate Advanced Fire Investigation Course

    State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Deputy Director Joseph Klucznik are pleased to announce that 18 public safety officers completed the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s six-day Advanced Fire Investigation course on October 21, 2016. They represent these agencies: Attleboro Fire Department, Beverly Fire Department, Boston Fire Department, Bridgewater Fire Department, Cambridge Fire Department, Fairhaven Fire Department, Gardner Fire Department, Harwich Fire Department, Haverhill Police Department, Hingham Fire Department, Massachusetts State Police, Peabody Fire Department, Saugus Fire Department, Somerville Police Department, Southwick Fire Department, Stow Fire Department, and Stow Police Department.

  • Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #60

    Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #60

    On November 2, 2016, Class #60 of the Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training program graduated having completed 240 hours of training on nights and weekends. The 28 graduates, 25 men and three women, represent the 18 fire departments of: Amherst, Cheshire, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, Dalton, East Longmeadow, Great Barrington, Hampden, Lee, Leverett, Monterey, New Marlborough, Palmer, Richmond, South Hadley-District 1, South Hadley-District 2, Southampton, and Tolland. The ceremony took place at 7 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services’ Springfield campus, 100 Grochmal Road, Springfield, MA.

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